Fashion | Olivia Burton’s Wonderland Watch

For my last birthday, ┬ámy boyfriend asked me what I would like – and I had absolutely no idea! I have loads of makeup and didn’t want to buy any clothes until I’d lost more weight so I was left at a bit of a loose end; there was nothing that I wanted or needed. Until I realised that I didn’t have a watch …

It came to me when I was walking home from work and it was pouring it down outside – but I was running late for the train and needed to know the time! I obviously pulled out my phone to see what time it was, which then got wet and resulted in the screen being smudged with watermarks. It occurred to me that it would have just been much easier to look at a watch, especially for when my phone is hidden away in my bag instead of in my pocket. So, naturally, I placed a few hints and said I’d like a watch for my birthday.

Now usually I love being surprised with presents, rather than choosing my own, but unfortunately my boyfriend is colourblind and neither of us wanted to risk him picking out the style or colour of a watch. So, I started hunting online and, the more I looked, the fussier I became. I wanted a nice pastel colour, a good sized face, some roman numerals and a leather strap. And that’s how I came across Olivia Burton!

After browsing some more, I came to the conclusion that Olivia Burton is just a fabulous designer. I ended up having three different watches (all designed by her) that I couldn’t decide on and finally opted for the Wonderland one with a pastel coloured lilac leather strap. And I was far from disappointed when it came!

My boyfriend had opted for the giftwrapping option which was definitely a good idea since he is worse at wrapping presents than I am! The giftwrap was a simple cream box with some light illustrations of birds and woodlands – which, unfortunately, I forgot to take a photograph of. The actual box that the watch was in is just as pretty, however, with a simple brand name and logo and, of course, of very high quality.

And as for the watch itself? I’ve yet to find any fault with it! The leather strap is incredibly soft and lovely to feel against your skin, which is great, and the design of the watch was exactly what I was looking for. The rose gold face keeps it modern against the roman numerals in place of the 6 and 12 with a soft touch through the pastel strap.

I’d definitely buy this watch again – or maybe just go and buy the other two that I loved … when I win some money, though!

Stacey x

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